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Ingrid W, Chaser, Pecalus
Let's get this show in the air!
Mon Oct 9, 2017 01:47

This was weird. And a little frustrating. They were only one player short. It was so close, but they still had to join forces and have a mixed team. Although, on the plus side, the Crotali players all came from strong family backgrounds, which meant they were good flyers and good players. Parker was trying really hard, and he was definitely improving, but it was always a challenge with people who didn’t know how to fly, and it was hard to imagine someone like Parker being able to integrate fully into the wizarding world. How could he - how could any of his type of people - when they came to school knowing nothing? She’d felt a bit embarrassed the first time they’d had joint training, and all those boys from good families had seen what her team was dealing with. At least Sammy was captain for this year. She was the one who had to deal with explaining Parker, and standing up for him and his place on the team to the Crotalus players. And it made sense for someone like Sammy to be doing that. Hopefully next year they’d have a full Pecari team and she wouldn’t have to negotiate those kinds of issues.

The weather, at least, seemed to be on their side. No glare from the sun to throw them off, a comfortable temperature to exercise in, and the wind didn’t seem strong enough to be a major factor. She listened to the captains’ speeches, watched them shake hands and readied herself for take off. She gave a good solid kick to the ground beneath her, easily snatching the Quaffle.

She turned, hoping to get a good amount of distance covered whilst everyone else untangled themselves, and before the Beaters really got a handle on the Bludgers. The opening seconds of a match were often a blur of confusion (one she’d advised Parker to stay well out of) which could be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on what happened to you.

As she flew, she kept an eye open for either of the boys, clad in dark reddish-brown robes that were an attempt at a compromise between the two house colours. They mixed much less easily than Teppadren’s, with Pecari’s brown tending to just make everything… more brown, but the only other non-partisan colour was to use the purple from last year’s scrimmage teams, and that hadn’t been very popular with some of the boys. And besides, it would be needed if there was ever a Crotadren, or Aladrus, or whatever they’d call themselves team...Aladrus sounded mildly better, she thought. Any avoidance of the syllable ‘Crot’ usually benefitted a portmanteau.

Seeing one of her teammates, she got in close, so that she could throw the ball more gently and have it still reach its target. Simon could probably handle things either way, but she wanted to keep passes simpler for Parker if she could. Hoping they kept possession, she threw towards her team-mate.

OOC - as Simon's author said he would not have been keen on purple, it was agreed that it wasn’t god-modding to include that fact in Ing’s post.

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    • Let's get this show in the air! — Ingrid W, Chaser, Pecalus, Mon Oct 9 01:47
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